As adapted and amended by Sir William Davenant
Shakespeare’s murderous tragedy is seen anew in Davenant’s Restoration-era adaptation which delighted audiences for most of the 18th-century. This special engagement, with music performed by Folger Consort, features Helen Hayes Award-winners Ian Merrill Peakes and Kate Eastwood Norris, seen anew as the tragically ambitious Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Read through a side by side comparison of Shakespeare's original text of Macbeth and Davenant's adaptation.
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This production is part of Performing Restoration Shakespeare, a program of the Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Queen's University Belfast.
This production is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.